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NBA Game Notes (Nov. 29, 2022)
Here are the NBA game notes for games that were played on November 29, 2022.
Luka Doncic tallied 41 points, 12 rebounds, 12 assists, and four steals to power the Mavericks to a 116-113 victory over the Warriors. Doncic became the sixth player in NBA history to record at least career five 40-point triple-doubles:
22 — Oscar Robertson
16 — James Harden
13 — Russell Westbrook
7 — Wilt Chamberlain
6 — LeBron James
5 — Luka Doncic
It’s already his third 40-point triple-double this season. No other player in NBA history has recorded three such games through their first 19 games of a season.
Doncic has compiled at least 20 points and five assists in each of his 19 games this season, the second-longest such streak to start a season in NBA history. The record is held by James Harden, who opened the 2017-18 season with 22 such games in a row.
Doncic made 14 of his 27 shots from the field (51.9%). It’s the 12th time he’s scored at least 30 points with a field goal percentage of 50% this season. Only one player in NBA history has recorded more such games through their first 19 games of a season:
13 — Michael Jordan, 1988-89
12 — Luka Doncic, 2022-23
12 — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 1971-72
12 — Wilt Chamberlain, 1962-63
Doncic has season totals of 636 points, 168 rebounds, and 163 assists. He’s the only player in NBA history to reach 600 points, 150 rebounds, and 150 assists through his first 19 games of a season.
The Warriors’ Stephen Curry had 32 points, five rebounds, and five assists in a losing effort. It’s the 105th time Curry has recorded at least 30 points, five rebounds, and five assists in a game, tying Rick Barry for the most such games in franchise history.
Curry — who shot 5-14 from 3-point range — has made at least three 3-pointers in each of his 20 games this season, the longest such streak to start a season in NBA history by 12 games.
Curry has made 104 3-pointers this season. He’s the only player in NBA history to reach that mark in 20 or fewer games played, having done so four times:
19 — 2021-22
20 — 2015-16
20 — 2018-19
20 — 2022-23
Curry has scored 628 points through 20 games this season (31.4 PPG). He’s the oldest player in NBA history to average at least 30 PPG through his first 20 games of a season (age in years-days on day of 20th game):
34-260 — Stephen Curry, 2022-23
33-295 — Michael Jordan, 1996-97
33-158 — Kobe Bryant, 2011-12
32-300 — Jordan, 1995-96
31-333 — Alex English, 1985-86
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Knicks Rout Pistons
Julius Randle scored a season-high 36 points, grabbed seven rebounds, and dished out five assists as the Knicks routed the Pistons 140-110. It’s the 20th time Randle has recorded at least 30 points, five rebounds, and five assists in a game, tying Patrick Ewing for the third-most such games in franchise history.
Randle shot 14-24 from the field, including 6-13 from 3-point range. He scored 26 points and made six 3-pointers in the first half.
The Knicks established season highs for points scored (140) and margin of victory (30). On the flip side, it’s the most points allowed by the Pistons this season, as well as their worst point differential.
The Knicks have given up at least 100 points in each of their 21 games this season. It’s just the fifth time in franchise history they’ve started a season with at least 21 such games in a row:
Powell Ignites Clippers
Norman Powell came off the bench to score 32 points in just 24 minutes played as the Clippers rallied to defeat the Blazers 118-112. The Clippers trailed by 13 points entering the fourth quarter.
Powell scored 22 of his points in the decisive fourth quarter, shooting 7-9 from the field (including 2-2 from 3-point range) and 6-8 from the free throw line. No Clipper in the last 25 seasons has scored more points in a fourth quarter.
The Blazers’ Anfernee Simons scored 37 points in the loss, making nine of his 16 3-point field goal attempts. It’s the fourth time Simons has made at least nine 3-pointers in a game, tying Kobe Bryant for the sixth-most such games in NBA history:
38 — Stephen Curry
9 — James Harden
9 — Damian Lillard
9 — Klay Thompson
5 — JR Smith
4 — Kobe Bryant
4 — Anfernee Simons
Simons is the only player to record four such games before his 24th birthday.